Hi Risto! I'm afraid you are mistaken wrt the powerbooks and performance - many pc laptops will match or even outperform pricy g5 stationaries when running Live, and I guess out-perform powerbooks by the flop-load - even cheap pc laptops will out-perform VERY expensive powerbooks running live4 or 5. For a very detailed tally of performance figures for live check here: http://www.ableton.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12375 - notice how far down you have to scroll to find a powerbook... -also, regarding stability, a good laptop is a good laptop, regardless of OS these days. I apologize if I'm ranting, but this is a very common misconception these days, what with the whole iPod worship going on ;-) It all comes down to whether you have to have the design and the OS of a mac - or whether you absolutely must run Logic7 next to live. ---by the way, very nice track! I dig the bass-line at 2:10 - what is that sound made from? Sounds a bit like manipulated flute or something. Best, Andreas Risto Paalanen wrote: > lately I've been trying out Ableton Live and have pretty much been > floored by it. [...] > So. I've been thinking about switching to an all-laptop setup. I'll > probably get a Powerbook, since the hefty pricetag does reflect on > stability and performance. Them's the breaks.